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Miss Show Business
Title:
MISS SHOW BUSINESS
Category:
Vocal
Label:
Capitol Records
Catalog Number:
W-676
Release Date:
September 26, 1955
Type:
33 1/3 rpm Album
Discs:
1
Length:
39:14
Availability:
Out of print
Miss Show Business


ABOUT THE DISC & RECORDINGS:

Judy Garland - Ford Star Jubilee - Miss Show Business
Judy's first album under her new contract with Capitol Records. Capitol was founded by Judy's old friend and former duet partner Johnny Mercer. Like Judy, he was also with Decca Records in the 1930's & 40's. Judy would remain with Capitol Records until 1966.

"Miss Show Business" was a tie-in to Judy's first television special, the Ford Star Jubilee "Miss Show Business" which aired on CBS-TV from 9:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. the night of September 24, 1955. The special was hugely successful, earning Emmy nominations for "Best Variety Series" and "Best Female Singer". The winners were "The Ed Sullivan Show" and Dinah Shore respectively.

To promote the album, Capitol distributed a 45RPM record (EDM 2-676) to radio stations and reviewers containing two cuts from the album "After You've Gone" and "Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody". The 45 is now a rare collectible.

According to studio records, Judy also recorded "On The Atchison, Topeka & The Santa Fe". Recorded on August 30, 1955, it was given the "matrix" number 14366, meaning it was planned to be positioned after " A Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow". This recording has yet to surface.

The album peaked at #5 on Billboard's Best Selling Pop Albums chart and was in Top 40 for seven weeks.

Subsequently released on:
* 33RPM; Light Music Club #LM-7021 (Australia - 1963)
* 33RPM; Applause APCL-3322 (1982)
* CD; Capitol #CDP 7-92344-2 (1989)
* CD; Collectables #CDL-CD-2846/72435-37897-2-5 (2002)

All images on this page from the collections of Scott Brogan & Eric Hemphill.


Argentina  45 Set  Australian Version  Miss Show  Business/Judy

2015 Vinyl Reissue

TRACK LISTING

Chorus And Orchestra Conducted by Jack Cathcart (Judy's brother-in-law - he was married to her sister Suzanne)
Arrangements by Harold Mooney
Special Material for Miss Garland by Roger Edens


Song Title
Recording Date
Time
Side One
This Is The Time Of The Evening/While We're Young 08-29-1955 4:46
Medley [aka Judy's Olio]:
You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want To Do It)/For Me & My Gal/The Boy Next Door/The Trolley Song
08-29-1955 6:17
A Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow 08-25-1955 3:03
Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody 08-25-1955 2:39
Happiness Is Just A Thing Called Joe 09-01-1955 4:24
Side Two
Judy At The Palace:
/Shine On Harvest Moon/Some Of These Days/My Man/I Don't Care
08-29-1955 6:08
Carolina In The Morning 08-29-1955 3:04
Danny Boy 09-01-1955
09-02-1955
3:07
After You've Gone 08-25-1955 2:15
Over The Rainbow 08-25-1955 3:31



DISC CREDITS

Album produced by Douglas Laurence

Cover photo:
Sanford Roth

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